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The Beams are Creaking
By Douglas Anderson
March 25-April 23, previews March 23 & 24




  • “exciting … political thriller … ‘Beams’ is the tale of a courageous man struggling with an accelerated destiny.” – Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times 
  • “moving and extremely well done” – Anthony B. Robinson,
  • “The suspense is undeniable. …  This is strong theater.” – Dale Burrows, The Enterprise
  • “Matt Shimkus (The Threepenny Opera, Hamlet) plays a brilliant Bonhoeffer, with a supporting cast that makes you feel that you, too, are a part of this endearing family”Heed the Hedonist
  • “a captivating story and the Taproot cast tackles  it with zeal.” – Maia Jannele, Seattle P-I 
  •  “If you miss this performance, you will truly miss live theatre at it’s best.” – Jeffrey Totey, 
  • “simply one of the best plays to be staged in the Northwest in recent years.” – Zee Grega, Art by Zee
  •  “Once again Taproot Theatre has done an excellent job of sweeping me off into another time and place and engrossing me in a story well worth the telling.” – Teri Hamilton,
  • “It’s a well-acted, well-directed production that will indeed keep you on the edge of your seats.” – Nancy Worssam, Arts Stage – Seattle Rage 
  • “Taproot has once again pulled off a tremendous production with excellent costuming, creative stage sets, and actors who make the life and story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer relevant to a new generation.” – Esther Maria Swaty,
  • “A cast of nine pulls off 31 characters without a hitch. Nathan Jeffrey as Bethge, Bonhoeffer’s fellow conspirator, had me smiling, yet his portrayal of Hitler’s representative Gerhard was so beautifully arrogant and infuriating I was twisting my program in my hands all throughout his scene.” – Michelle Schusterman, Nile Guide
  • “In Taproot’s intimate setting, the play takes on a personable quality, as though these characters are inviting us to witness their lives up close. … Even for teens living in Seattle in the 21st century, this production still holds questions and ideas that are new and relevant. So if you like good art, try The Beams are Creaking and prepare for some serious thought.” – Callan C., Teen Tix
  • “beyond amazing. … absolutely appropriate for our day and time.” – Kim Martinez, Kim Martinez Staying Focused
  • “An intellectual conflict set in the lethal world of war and politics, it is an essay on what one man believes, on what belief requires in action, and of how faith and love can endure against hardship and even mortal threat.” – Jerry Kraft,
  • “I just saw this play last week, and you should see it too.” – Michael Bundschuh,





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